Boston Properties FFO Slightly Exceeds Guidance

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Josh Beckerman Boston Properties Inc. (BXP) said second-quarter funds from operations a share were slightly above its guidance due to cost savings and higher-than-expected development and management services income. The office-focused real-estate investment trust said Tuesday that funds from ...

ECB's Weidmann: Stronger German Wage Rise Is Positive -- Report

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

A stronger wage rise in Germany is positive amid virtually full employment in some sectors and regions and frequent reports that skilled workers are lacking, European Central Bank governing council member Jens Weidmann told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, according to a ...

CURRENCIES: Dollar Steady Against Yen Ahead Of FOMC Meeting

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Alexander Martin Speculation of a more hawkish Fed tone provides support for buck The dollar remained steady against the yen during Asian trading Wednesday ahead of the release of U.S. growth data and the conclusion of the Federal Open ...

Swedish Economy Returns to Growth

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Charles Duxbury STOCKHOLM--Sweden's economy returned to growth in the second quarter, boosted by rising household consumption and exports, but the upswing was smaller than expected and the Swedish currency fell. Sweden's statistics agency said Wednesday that gross domestic increased ...

European Shares Ignore Tougher Russian Sanctions

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

European markets Wednesday showed a subdued reaction to the U.S. and the European Union adopting tougher economic sanctions against Russia, suggesting that investors had largely positioned for the latest measures. Moscow's Micex and dollar-traded RTS index were both trading more ...

Euro-Zone Business Confidence Holds Up

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Paul Hannon Euro-zone businesses were mostly undaunted by growing tensions between the European Union and Russia over Ukraine's future following the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but there was a significant loss of optimism among both companies and ...

ECB's Weidmann Says Stronger German Wage Rise Is Positive

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

A stronger wage rise in Germany is positive amid virtually full employment in some sectors and regions and frequent reports that skilled workers are lacking, European Central Bank governing council member Jens Weidmann told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, according to a ...

Swiss KOF Economic Indicator Declines in July

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Neil MacLucas ZURICH--Switzerland's KOF leading economic indicator fell for the fourth month out of the past five, suggesting the sluggish recovery in the euro zone will drag on exports of Swiss goods and slow the pace of growth in ...

Russia Stocks Shrug Off Sanctions

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Lukas I. Alpert MOSCOW--Russia's MICEX Index opened up 0.95% on Wednesday in the first minutes of trading after the U.S. and European Union imposed further sanctions against parts of the country's banking, oil and arms industries. The rise came ...

Russia Bans Certain Fruit, Vegetable Imports From Poland

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Olga Razumovskaya MOSCOW--Russia will ban imports of certain types of fruit and vegetables from Poland starting August 1, a spokesman for the country's agriculture regulator told Interfax news agency Wednesday. The announcement comes a day after Russia was hit ...

VTB Group Certain It Can Attract Resources Despite Sanctions

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Olga Razumovskaya MOSCOW-Russia's second-biggest lender VTB Group (VTBR.MZ) that was targeted in U.S. sanctions on Tuesday said it was "confident" in its ability to raise funds, if need be. VTB is on a list of banks sanctioned over Russia's ...

Dollar Steady Against Yen Ahead Of FOMC Meeting

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Alexander Martin The dollar remained steady against the yen during Asian trading Wednesday ahead of the release of U.S. growth data and the conclusion of the Federal Open Market Committee's meeting later in the day. Junichi Ishikawa, market analyst ...

Asian Shares Mixed

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday as investors digested earnings news from Japan and South Korea, and ahead of key data in coming sessions. Japan's Nikkei Stock Average was flat in early trading after the dollar reclaimed the Yen102 mark ...

Thailand Manufacturing Activity Falls for 15th Straight Month

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Nopparat Chaichalearmmongkol BANGKOK--Thailand's Manufacturing Production Index fell for the 15th consecutive month in June, highlighting concerns about weak domestic demand and investment despite the May 22 coup that put an end to months of political instability. The MPI, which ...

Japan Industrial Output Falls

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

TOKYO--Japan's industrial production declined 3.7% in the April-June quarter over the previous three-month period, marking the first decline in six quarters, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said Wednesday, as firms continued to scale back operations in response to ...

Belgium Inflation Rates Rises in July After Falling for Months

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

BRUSSELS--Belgium's rate of inflation rose slightly after falling for several months, the country's economy ministry said Wednesday. In July, inflation increased to 0.34% from 0.27% the previous month, with the most marked increases coming from the price of air tickets ...

Swedish Economy Returns to Growth But Rise Lower Than Expected -- Update

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Charles Duxbury STOCKHOLM--Sweden's economy returned to growth in the second quarter, boosted by rising household consumption and exports, but the upswing was smaller than expected and the Swedish currency fell. Sweden's statistics agency said Wednesday that gross domestic product ...

Russia Stocks Shrug Off Sanctions

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

MOSCOW--Russia's MICEX Index opened up 0.95% on Wednesday in the first minutes of trading after the U.S. and European Union imposed further sanctions against parts of the country's banking, oil and arms industries. The rise came after a broad and ...